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Fighting Gully Road

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The vines were planted at the Fighting Gully Road vineyard in 1997. The farm, mostly unimproved, was purchased in 1995 and the following two years were spent clearing the property of scrub, stumps and many thousands of rabbits. Cabernet Sauvignon and a small plot of Merlot were the first vines planted, followed by Pinot Noir in the following year.


The site rises up to the top of the escarpment above the Murmungee basin, to the south of the town of Beechworth. The north and west facing lower slopes were planted to the red Bordeaux varieties; while the upper and east facing slopes were planted to Pinot Noir.


In 2009 the opportunity arose to lease the Smith vineyard, located only a few minutes away from the Fighting Gully Road site. This small vineyard was planted to Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon in 1978, making it the oldest vineyard in the region. In 2010 vintage Fighting Gully made their first Beechworth Chardonnay.






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